When I pray: “Father, Your will be done.” IT IS a truism. Despite drawing blanks or resulting in misunderstanding of/by every expert and diagnostician and ONLY by God’s grace being revealed and understood (though not fully.)
I KNOW in my spirit that God has a plan for/in and with my life, Amen.
In The name of Jesus, I speak against and demolish all contrary ‘forces’, Amen.
A Spiritual Warfare Prayer
Strengthen my faith, Lord. Forgive my sins, so that I may be clean in your righteousness. Make me brave, so I can stand and fight the spiritual battles in my life and in our world. Give me your wisdom and discernment so I won’t be caught off guard. Together, Lord, we’ll win, because in truth, you already have. While evil still roams, the power of Your name and Your blood rises up to defeat and bring us victory against every evil planned against us. While malicious actions may disturb us, we use the armor of God You have given us to stand firm. You will bring justice in due time for all the harm and needless violence aimed at Your children. Until then, we remain in Your presence, aligned with Your purposes, and we look to You as our Supreme Commander and Protector. Help us to avoid temptation, and deliver us from evil, Lord. You are the Mighty One, the One Who will ultimately bring all evil to light. With You, Jesus, we are safe. Amen.
I am beyond amazed by the understanding of life that was placed in/on my heart! The oldest known living person is Lucile Randon of France, aged 118 years, 226 days. The oldest known living man is Juan Vicente Pérez Mora, of Venezuela, aged 113 years, 121 days. The 100 oldest women have, on average, lived several years longer than the 100 oldest men. Biblical?
Mankind – so very limited! Beyond limited! OK, so the ‘kid gloves’ come off!
In the beginning there was nothing but God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit inhabiting eternity, in a tri-unity of love. They were united in a blessed trinity of endless communion and sweetest fellowship.
The only begotten and eternal Son of God, Who forever rests in the bosom of the Father, became Jesus of Nazareth, the perfect Man, God incarnate. He was born of a virgin, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried. He rose again on the third day breaking the power of sin and death and bringing those who would trust in His sacrificial death into a knowledge of the Holy, for He Himself was God’s full and final revelation of Himself to mankind.
No one has seen God at any time, except the one and only begotten Son of the Father – and that eternal third Person of the Trinity was the unique member of the Godhead Who was chosen in eternity past to come to earth as a human being, and in every way to live and move and have His being like as we are, yet without sin, so that He would become the unique and only sacrifice for sin.
The exact origin of modern huMans has long been a topic of debate.
In God’s Image Man was Created.
There is NOTHING else on Earth and in the visible Universe like Man! Humanity is nothing more than a microscopic blip in the universe. But does that mean we are insignificant?
Humanity occupies a very small place in an unfathomably vast Universe. Travelling at the speed of light – 671 million miles per hour – it would take us 100,000 years to cross the Milky Way. But we still wouldn’t have gone very far. By recent estimates, the Milky Way is just one of 2 trillion galaxies in the observable Universe, and the region of space that they occupy spans at least 90 billion light-years. If you imagine Earth shrunk down to the size of a single grain of sand, and you imagine the size of that grain of sand relative to the entirety of the Sahara Desert, you are still nowhere near to comprehending how infinitesimally small a position we occupy in space. The American astronomer Carl Sagan put the point vividly in 1994 when discussing the famous ‘Pale Blue Dot’ photograph taken by Voyager 1. Our planet, he said, is nothing more than ‘a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam’.
And that’s just the spatial dimension. The observable Universe has existed for around 13.8 billion years. If we shrink that span of time down to a single year, with the Big Bang occurring at midnight on 1 January, the first Homo sapiens made an appearance at 22:24 on 31 December. It’s now 23:59:59, as it has been for the past 438 years, and at the rate we’re going it’s entirely possible that we’ll be gone before midnight strikes again. The Universe, on the other hand, might well continue existing forever, for all we know. Sagan could have added, then, that our time on this mote of dust will amount to nothing more than a blip. In the grand scheme of things we are very, very small.
IF we are ‘inferior’ to something out there, the superior form ‘should’ have “Discovered” us. Yet! With super telescopes we can ‘search’ in the seen… At an average distance of 2.7 billion miles from the Earth, Pluto is a dim speck of light in even the largest of our telescopes. Furthermore, The most distant object ever seen from Earth may have just been discovered. HD1 is an object estimated to lie around 13.3 billion light years away from our planet, placing it in an era when many chemical elements were yet to form.
su·per·nat·u·ral ˌsü-pər-ˈna-chə-rəl -ˈnach-rəl
1: Of or relating to an order of existence beyond the visible observable universe especially: of or relating to God or a god, demigod, spirit, or devil
2 a: Departing from what is usual or normal especially so as to appear to transcend the laws of nature
b: Attributed to an invisible agent (such as a ghost or spirit)
I will state the obvious, we are but a drop in the ocean of existence!
This gives credence and understanding to the verse “In His Image Man is made…” The term has its roots in Genesis 1:27, wherein “God Created Man in His own Image. . .” This scriptural passage does not mean that God is in human form, but rather, that humans are in the image of God in their moral, spiritual, and intellectual nature.
Impressive and true! No Man has EVER seen God! A quick walk back… Abraham experienced God, was spoken to by an angel – a supernatural being. Abraham walked with utmost respect in the Presence of God. Moses saw a “burning bush” – inexplicable. Moses spoke with God as a ‘friend’.. we are told in The Word that no Man has ever seen God except The Son – Jesus.
Faith becomes extreme!
Knowing Something IS out there somewhere. Yet, we are seen and known in entirety!
Hebrews 11:3 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]
Hebrews 11:3, NIV: By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.
Hebrews 11:3, ESV: By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.
Hebrews 11:3, KJV: Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
Hebrews 11:3, NASB: By faith we understand that the world has been created by the word of God so that what is seen has not been made out of things that are visible.
Hebrews 11:3, NLT: By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen.
Hebrews 11:3, CSB: By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was made from things that are not visible.